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It's 8 o'clock, it's Summer, and I have nothing to do...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Scarlet Fire, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Scarlet Fire

    Scarlet Fire

    Mar 31, 2007
    New England
    ...so I'm posting here.

    What do you guys do when you've got nothing to do (not including porn)?
  2. marcray


    Nov 28, 2006
    Englishman in Oyster Bay, NY
    Aging Former Bass Player
  3. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Well get off your butt and come over here and do some yardwork.:D And then I have some work at the shop you can do. And my car needs washing too. I'm sure I can think of plenty of stuff to keep you busy.
  4. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    I've been doing a lot of bass playing and reading lately. I'm finishing up Erich Fromm's "Man For Himself" tonight and starting on either Soren Kierkegaard's "Fear and Trembling" or "Metapolitics" by Alain Badiou.

    As for what I'm practicing, I'm doing a lot of technique work on electric -- getting my intonation solid on my fretless for arpeggios to the 13th (maj, dom, min) in 12 keys fingerstyle and double-thumbing. Going to start getting my diminished scales and arpeggios up on it as well. Reviewing all of the same material on upright bass.

    Also restrung my brother's old acoustic guitar and having a blast learning Jack Johnson and John Mayer tunes on it. Doing some of the same technique work on that in order to get my picking chops to "better than crap."

    EDIT: Also going to the gym a lot in the afternoons. Gym 4-6 usually, after that I chill and read or practice. Teach Tuesday at 8pm, Wednesday at 7:30. Just got a part time shift at Black's Photo but I'm only working 2 shifts this week (Thursday and Saturday.) I love summer!
  5. I would be pleased to do that stuff for you, if only I lived closer.
  6. Scarlet Fire

    Scarlet Fire

    Mar 31, 2007
    New England

    I actually just finished reading Sartre's commentary on The Stranger (after reading The Stranger, of course), and am now working my way through Don Quixote (which I'm absolutely falling in love with). Taking a break from it tonight, though.
  7. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Nice. I'd like to read some Sartre, but I already have about 18 books of varying length in my room I already own and need to read, including "No Logo," "An Essay on Liberation," "Karl Marx Collective," "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying," and "Man and His Symbols."

    Also looking to re-read a couple of other ones too. Man I hope I can get through this stack before the end of summer :eyebrow:
  8. Scarlet Fire

    Scarlet Fire

    Mar 31, 2007
    New England
    Oh man, I'm the same way. I still have "Beyond Good and Evil", "Atlas Shrugged", and "The Time Machine" to get through, along with a bunch of assorted essays.
  9. Get a job, hippie.

    ...or friends...

    Kidding! :D
  10. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Get readin' then, sucka! :D I've only got like 15 pages left in that Fromm book, I'm gonna go finish that one...

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Get an ice cream cone. :)
  12. Type my paper (you know, the one due by midnight tonight that I can't get motivated to finish) for me!!! :D
  13. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    How the f*** can any human being on this planet sit around and be bored with nothing to do???????

    I'm not trying to be rude, but seriously.......

    Get a piece of paper and a pencil and write a short creative story and then draw an illustration to go with it. As cheezy as this sounds, it'll be fun and will exercise your mind at the same time.
  14. cash87


    Jun 26, 2006
    Louisville Ky
    Its monday dont be so hard on yourself...if it were a friday or saturday then thats when you are in trouble.
  15. Bo_H


    Jul 2, 2004
    Download Audacity and do some recording. Works for me.

  16. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    For me, either watch a movie, ride the Harley, or sleep.
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